Skin treatments are no longer limited to facials and chemical peels. Each time you visit the dermat’s clinic, you will notice a new device better than the previous one that promises to make your skin flawless and glowing. The latest skin treatment is LED light skin therapy — a non-invasive skin treatment that addresses acne, blemishes and sun damage among other skin issues.
In this article, we explore how the treatment works and who can go for it.
What is LED light therapy?
LED or light-emitting diodes are the latest and most effective form of skin treatment. LED has shown remarkable results in accelerating wound healing and skin tissue growth. In this skin treatment method, different wavelengths of red and blue LED lights penetrate the skin at different levels and repair skin tissues. This results in healthy, clear and glowing skin. Those with acne, inflammation and mature skin can benefit from this treatment.
How does it work?
Different frequencies or wavelengths are used in LED light skin therapy, including red and blue. It does not contain UV lights, which means the light frequencies are easily absorbed by the skin and do not cause any damage.
Red LED light acts on fibroblasts, improving collagen production, thereby addressing scarring, wrinkles and fine lines. As we age, the body produces less collagen, this treatment may help boost the production and make skin supple and smooth. Red light also reduces skin inflammation.
Blue LED light, on the other hand, tackles the sebaceous glands or oil glands. This reduces excessive oil production, thereby reducing acne and breakouts. This light may also kill bacteria responsible for causing acne and inflammation. Blue light can heal scars and burns too.